Drydocks World, a major service provider to the marine, offshore, oil, gas and renewable energy sectors, held a steel-cutting ceremony to commence production on a high voltage alternating current transformer (HVAC) station topside, named Hollandse Kust Zuid (HKZ) Beta.
The HVAC platform will form part of a renewable energy wind farm, located in the HKZ grid connection in Netherlands sector of the North Sea. The Topside will weigh approximately 3,700T and will have a connection capacity of 700MW.
This is the third Topside that Drydocks World will be constructing for Petrofac and end-client TenneT, and the second project for the HKZ windfarm, said the company in a statement.
The scope of work for Drydocks World includes production engineering, construction and mechanical completion.
Pre-commissioning, commissioning assistance, load-out, sea fastening and HVAC (EPC) engineering procurement construction commissioning for the Topside, will also be delivered.
Drydocks World CEO Captain Rado Antolovic said: "We are pleased to support and contribute to the sustainable electricity generation system in Europe. Developing solutions to ensure supply meets future demand, is crucial to maintaining electrical service continuity to power homes and businesses."
"Our yard has a strong track record in delivering renewable energy projects and specifically offshore wind infrastructurem," stated Antolovic.
"The initial stages of work for HKZ platform Alpha are well underway, and we are pleased to begin work on the second HKZ platform Beta. We are committed to providing safe and efficient delivery of both platforms, and thank Petrofac for this opportunity," he added.-TradeArabia News Service